Turkey has conversant with the United States that it possesses audio and video evidence present that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, the Washington Hang up reported Thursday.
A Saudi security team apprehended Khashoggi after he entered the consulate on Oct. 2 and then interrogated, tortured and put to slept him, the Washington Post reported, citing Turkish and U.S. officials with understanding of the incident.
The newspaper said it remained unclear whether U.S. officials partake of seen the video evidence or heard the audio. Turkish officials, notwithstanding how, have provided descriptions of their contents to them, it added.
The record comes one day after the newspaper said that U.S. intelligence intercepts postured Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered that Khashoggi, a Washington Support columnist who was critical of the kingdom, be enticed to return from the United Splendours to Saudi Arabia so that he could be detained.
Khashoggi’s disappearance and give an account of killing have angered U.S. lawmakers who are demanding U.S. President Donald Trump’s delivery press Riyadh, a close ally, for answers.
In the latest fallout, Virgin Place founder Richard Branson said Thursday that his company suspended talks with Saudi Arabia to a proposed $1 billion investment in Virgin’s space companies accepting allegations about Khashoggi.
Media officials in the Office of the Director of Jingoistic Intelligence in Washington could not immediately be reached for comment by CNBC after section hours. Officials in the Riyadh media office of the Saudi Arabia Curious Affairs Ministry of Foreign Affairs were unavailable before service hours. A person who answered the phone at the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Issues in Ankara said no officials were available to answer questions first Friday before office hours.
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